GUM DISEASE HEALTH

 

Keeping your gums healthy can reduce your risk of worsening an existing systemic illness. If you have been procrastinating to make your appointment to fix bleeding gums, you should be aware that periodontal disease is known to affect numerous medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Dr. Loyd Dowd, the dentist offers periodontal cleanings and innovative laser gum treatment to fix bleeding gums with less discomfort and more convenience, protecting your health at every stage of periodontal care.

SYSTEMIC ILLNESS AND THE NEED TO FIX BLEEDING GUMS

The bacteria that infect the oral environment can enter the bloodstream, circulating throughout the body and infecting your vital organs. The presence of gum disease increases your likelihood of heart disease and stroke, and is one of the few known risk factors associated with pancreatic cancer.

Diabetes is reciprocally linked with gum disease. Diabetes makes it more difficult to fight infection, such as a chronic periodontal infection and for those diabetics who neglect to fix bleeding gums, the periodontal infection decreases the ability to control blood sugar levels. Periodontal disease has been found to be prevalent in diabetics.

THE BRAIN AND THE NEED TO FIX BLEEDING GUMS

Studies show that to avoid memory loss, you should fix bleeding gums. Lapse of cognitive skills and memory are apparent even in the initial stages of gingivitis, which is easily reversible with proper brushing and flossing habits.

Beyond the fact that the bacteria that cause gum disease can travel throughout the body via the bloodstream, chronic gum infection causes inflammation. Inflammation results in the release of chemicals to aid in the healing process, which with chronic inflammation, can negatively affect internal organs, digestion, and the skin over time. Conversely, reducing or removing chronic inflammation can improve your overall health.

To learn more about the effects of oral health on overall health, contact Dr. Dowd for excellent periodontal care.

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